Formal inauguration of Göta Canal 1832 On 26 September 1832, Göta Canal was inaugurated at Mem amid great pomp and circumstance in the presence of King Karl XIV and his family.

A beautiful story

The Göta Canal was one of the largest civil engineering projects ever undertaken in Sweden. The canal stretches from Sjötorp on Lake Vänern to Mem on the east coast. It has a length of 190 kilometres and a total of 58 locks. Of this distance, 87 kilometres were dug by hand.


It’s a unique canal with a beautiful history. Come and experience it for yourself!

Motala Harbour

This picture shows Motala Harbour with the AB Göta kanalbolag headoffice in the background.